Farrington has a heart for othersPublished 3:58pm Thursday, September 5, 2013
By SANDRA THAMES / Community Columnist
Born in Alabaster and schooled at Shelby County High School, Wallace State, the University of Montevallo and Heritage Institute for Massage Therapy (where she received her training for her present vocation), local massage therapist Angie Farrington has had her share of education.
The vocation of a licensed massage therapist is a big part of her life.
“My love for Jesus and others, my husband George, out three sons, our ministry at Shelby Church of God and my job make my life very satisfying,” said Farrington.
In 1999, Angie was involved in a car accident which resulted in her being in a wheelchair for several months.
During this time, George Farrington (best friend of Angie’s brother Anthony) was home on leave from the Navy, reacquainted himself with Angie and asked her out on a date. She stated that her wheelchair made it awkward for her to get around. He told her he was not afraid of her or her wheelchair.
“From that day forward he has been a keeper,” said Farrington.
Youth pastors of S.A.L.T. (Strong Adolescent Leaders Testify), working with Shelby Life Center and volunteering at Shelby Elementary keep the Farringtons busy.
Healing Kneads Massage Therapy, on Alabama 119 South in Alabaster is located inside the Pure Faith Salon. Now offered are Swedish, deep tissue and sports massages. In addition, hot stone massage will be offered as of Oct. 1. A first-time customer special now being offered is a one-hour massage for $39.
Farrington is a definite people person with a compassionate heart for others.
“I ask God to anoint my hands and mind so I can be the therapist I need to be for each individual client and each need or pain,” said Farrington.